Florida voters are watching this ad from Donald Trump, who has used negative attack ads sparingly:
“Corrupt Marco Rubio” the ad says “has spent years defrauding the people of Florida. As a legislator, he flipped on a key vote after making a quick $200,000 from selling his house to the mother of the bill’s lobbyist. He used the Republican Party’s credit card to pave his driveway, and to live it up in Las Vegas. . . . Marco Rubio: another corrupt, all-talk, no-action politician.”
It’s an effective ad, framing Rubio as bought and sold, but we will see whether the people of Florida care about what is, after all, to them old news.
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.